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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, October 15th
Burlington Slam Project Feat. JG The Jugganaut
After a tremendous season opener, why would we do anything BUT keep that energy going!?
So this month, we’ve got another tasty open mic followed by another hot, hot slam – and a POWERHOUSE of a feature, who steamrolled everybody at Dwayne Morgan’s Last Poet Standing this year – JG The Jugganaut!
Using the stage name JG The Jugganaut, John Gibson, has built a reputation that is synonymous with quality poetry, entertainment, and education. In just over five years as a full time poet, JG has travelled the country performing in some of the biggest events with some of the biggest names. He has released three well-received spoken word albums along the way, the last of which, Rhythmic American Poetry, earned him a National Poetry Award in 2013 for Best Album.
A running back on the football team during his undergrad years at Bowling Green State University, JG attacks microphones with the same relentless power and passion that overwhelmed linebackers on fall Saturdays. His unique blend of hip-hop tinged spoken word poetry has ushered him into the finals of the 2013 Rust Belt Poetry Slam and the semifinals of the 2013 National Poetry Slam
JG has been a featured performer at Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, The Savannah Spoken Word Festival (Savannah, GA) and The Zora Neal Hurston Poetry Festival (Orlando, Florida) amongst other festivals, universities and poetry shows. His poetry is featured on J.Rawls rap album, Legacy, released on Polar Records in June 2014.
As a poetry workshop facilitator, John has taught his 10 Rhyme Commandments workshop, among other workshop topics, at levels ranging from middle school to university.
JG is currently working on a new recording project titled, Lucky Me, which he plans to release in the fall of 2015. JG and his work can be found on social media at: Fb.com/jugganautical, Youtube.com/jugganautical, Reverbnation.com/jugganautical, @Jugganautical : Twitter, @BlameJG : Instagram
So bring a friend and a fiver! Volunteer to get in free! Come be a judge! Be an open mic’er! Be a slammer! Be an audience member! If you’re JG the Jugganaut, be the feature! Whatever you do, just BE THERE!
NOTICE! – To any female-identifying poets who are hoping to compete next month to represent Burlington at the Women of the World Poetry Slam – this is the LAST month you can slam to qualify for said competition! So if you’re hoping to be our rep for this prestigious event, you’ll want to get out and hit our stage!
Hope to see y’all out!